Wrap and freeze rollers
- You can clean a paint roller, but it’s usually more trouble than it’s worth. But if you plan to continue painting with the same colour within a day or two, you can reuse a roller several times without the cleaning hassle.
- Just squeeze excess paint back into the can and then wrap the roller in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put it in the freezer.
- The roller will be okay for continued use for up to several days. In fact, if you wrap it thoroughly with plastic, the roller will be fine overnight without freezing.
- This tip works for rollers used with oil or latex paints and for brushes, too.